Physical health 25 years later: the predictive ability of neuroticism.

@article{Charles2008PhysicalH2,
  title={Physical health 25 years later: the predictive ability of neuroticism.},
  author={Susan T Charles and Margaret Gatz and Kenji Kato and Nancy L Pedersen},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          369-78
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Neuroticism, a personality trait related to distress and emotional stability, is often correlated with physical symptoms and disease presence. Theorists have posited that chronic emotional instability creates physiological changes detrimental to health, yet most findings are based on cross-sectional analyses. The objective of the current study was to examine neuroticism assessed in 1973 and the likelihood of reporting physical conditions 25 years later. DESIGN Participants included… CONTINUE READING

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